Saturday, January 31, 2009

SNS Blog Hop, Day 3

I hope you have been having a great time Blog Hopping these last several days! I can only speak for myself...I have loved every minute of it! I love being a participant and seeing all my design team mates' fabulous creations, and I love the little bit of pressure that a deadline gives me as I prepare cards to share with you. I think it helps me grow. LOL! I look at all their gorgeous cards and think, "Peer pressure can be a good thing!" It isn't a competition...it is just that we want to do our best and to have our best continually get better.

Today, even though my official part in the blog hop is over, I wanted to share another Warm Up card for all the coffee drinkers out there! Didn't want you to feel left out! ;) Being from Louisiana, I have always loved a good strong cup of coffee. I was so excited when the stores in Florida (where we've lived for the past nearly 20 years) started carrying Community Coffee...that's what my mom made when I was growing up. When I was little, there was no such thing as de-caf, so I got to drink a deliciously sweet cup of cafe` au lait. How funny and ironic that in French-speaking southwest Louisiana we just called it plain ole coffee-milk.

The designer paper that I used on this card is some I've had for over two years! I just keep using little scraps of it and will be so sad when the last little bit is gone. I got it to make a card for my friend Juliana, aka Julesiana on SCS, whose coffee-cup avatars you all are probably familiar with. I used my Nesties Label 1 to cut a mat and before removing it from the die, sponged it softly with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I stamped the coffee bag and the sugar/creamer set on vanilla cardstock and colored it with prismas and baby oil, layering the color on to give some depth and shadow. Then I cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals of varying heights. I didn't have any wow ribbon, so I just made do with what I had that sorta matched. A simple 4.25 square card that was fun to make while I drank my morning coffee! I hope you have enjoyed it.

Make sure to jump on the hop today at Christi's so you can make your way around and end up at the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog for the finale`! And if you missed the first two days, I encourage you to begin at the beginning...lost of good stuff you don't wanna miss!

11 comments:

  1. A great card Deb! Love the browns!

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  2. You did SUPERB show casing the Warm Up set the past few days. You have helped me think outside of the box with the set! Love all the cards you made with it and you can send them all to me! Hee Hee!

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  3. Thanks for the lovely "coffee lovers' card", Deb! Perfect shades of brown for your card!

    Talking about your growing up in LA reminds me of Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter and my visits to N.O. while my dd's family was stationed in Belle Chasse. Thanks for the reminder!

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  4. This is perfect Deb! It is just gorgeous!

    Kim

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  5. This is so pretty, Deb! Love the dimension!

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  6. This is GREAT! Love your layers and different shades of browns. I think I'll go get a cup of coffee now! :) Have a great weekend!

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  7. This is lovely! I really like the way you turned the label die sideways for the card -- gives it a neat look! I hear you about keeping the little scraps of your favorite paper and being sad when it's all gone -- I have a few pieces like that, too! :-)

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